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of the home of gina dejesus, 23 years old. this is the crowd that's gathered outside of her home as police tell us she is likely now to make her homecoming in the next few moments. we don't know when she's coming, but the police say that her return home is imminent. it is 1:00 in the afternoon cleveland time as the police presence grows outside of gina dejesus's home. let me remind you, gina has been missing since 2004. that is one year after amanda berry went missing. at the time gina went missing she was just 14 years old. and the reports were that she was last seen at a pay phone in the middle of an afternoon as she was on her way home from school. but now we're being told that after being treated in the hospital and her condition being reported to us as somewhat frail but good, we are likely to see in the next -- hopefully in the next short while the return home of gina dejesus to her family after just a harrowing ordeal allegedly at the hands of a man and his two brothers not far from the neighborhood where she disappeared. we have a number of developments that are happening in this s
to the pictures, absolute jubilation, not too far from where i stand in cleveland as we are hearing that gina dejesus, who went missing ten years ago, when she was 14 years of age, she was leaving her middle school, last seen at a pay phone, wanted to spend the night with a friend of hers, the mom said no. and then according to reports she was plucked off the street. tremendous media presence here. you can see cleveland affiliates have this story covered for you from the air and from the ground. we will not go too far from the scene as we're awaiting first pictures of gina dejesus coming home to her family there in cleveland. and for nearly a decade, inside the house here, back here on seymour avenue in the home behind me, amanda berry's movements were seen by a select few. and now as a free woman, the world watched her every step as she arrived at her sister's home in cleveland, the sister stepped out, i was there, the sister was surrounded by a crush of media and she gave just a very brief statement just about an hour or so ago. listen. >> i just want to say we are so happy to have amanda and her d
, a mysterious house of horrors where amanda, gina dejesus, and michele knight were held captive, forced to live in rooms the size of closets for more than a decade. victims and the families begin the long road to healing as authorities begin to study the chilling tale of evil next door. byron pitts has the latest from cleveland. >> reporter: terry, federal and local authorities have been in and out of the house all evening. piecing together the secrets inside. tonight it's a crime scene, but for three girls, faces on posters, amanda, gina and michele, this house was their cage. >> help me, i'm amanda berry. >> reporter: after nearly ten years, this was the sweet, frightening sound of freedom. >> do you need police, fire or ambulance? >> i need police. >> reporter: that's amanda berry yesterday afternoon. we know so little about their experience, but the emotion in her voice is revealing. >> i've been kidnapped and i've been missing for ten years. and i'm here, i'm free now. >> reporter: freedom made possible by a neighbor she never knew. charles ramsey said he just heard a young woman in need a
2003. gina dejesus just 14 when she disappeared in 2004. michelle knight was 20 when she went missing in 2002. police believe they were held captive in a home near downtown cleveland a few miles from where they vanished. think about that. think about their families, wondering, waiting, searching, and they were there. they were there in the neighborhood all that time. moments ago we learned that two neighbors say police were called twice in recent years to investigate suspicious activity there. that is not consistent with what we heard earlier today, but the police said that they are combing their records to make sure what they believe is the case is, in fact, the case, that there were no suspicious calls. one man, however, is claiming that he called about pounding doors at the house, and another neighbor says her daughter saw a naked woman crawling on her hands and knees in the back yard. police say they cannot find records of those calls. authorities have arrested three brothers, ages 50 to 54. we know one of them is the homeowner, ariel castro. charges are expected to be filed any t
connection with the safe finding of amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight. we ask that you understand that some questions we can't answer and some questions we can answer out of respect for the family. be mindful this is an ongoing investigation and due to the sensitive nature, some questions cannot be answered. i introduce to you the mayor of cleveland. >> this morning we are happy to announce, as you know, that amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight have been found and are alive. we're happy that they have returned to us. but their absence for several years has plagued their families, our community, police and our law enforcement partners for years. we have several unanswered questions. why were they taken? how were they taken? and how they remain undetected in the city of cleveland for this period of time? today we have three suspects in custody. over the years the cleveland police have worked closely with the northern ohio violent fugitive task force led by the cleveland office of the fbi and on the investigation of gina dejesus and amanda berry. we have with us special age
women were welcomed home today. gina dejesus escorted into berry entered with the help of an fbi escort. >> we appreciate all we've done for us. please respect our privacy. >> i know my daughter was out there, alive. >> the third victim reunited with her mother today, she's hospitalized but in good condition. we've learned one of aerial castro's daughters was friends with gina dejesus nchl a 2004 interview she claims she was one of the last foam see gina. >> the rescue had a pro found impact on families here in the bay area with missing children. abc 7 news spoke to two spom family who's say this has given new hope. >> that is right. some families near the bay area told me they can't wait to hear the story of the women. they're rescue is hope daughters are out there, and listening. >> the family posted their daughter eileen on a window skb car. the yellow yoin is often replaced. they've waited 24 years. the story of the cheif women rescued earlier this week has given mike hope. >> my first reaction is that we have to wait about 10 years. determination, nofr give up, but hope. >> eileen
today, where are the castro brothers right now and what about amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight and the 6-year-old found in the house? were there more children? plus the most important question of all. how could all this have happened in plain sight? tonight, what the neighbors saw and what the people who knew the suspects think now. >> this has come to a shock to me, to hear that he's involved in all this. >> i'll talk to tito dejesus in a moment. we have learned that the three castro brothers, ariel, pedro and onil will be interviewed tomorrow and could be charged thursday. a jeep cherokee and pickup truck have been towed from the home on seymour avenue. now we go live to the scene. kevin, thank you for joining me. obviously, for anyone like you who has covered this for so many years, it's a quite extraordinary end to three concurrent investigations, i guess. what is the latest and let's start with the three young women. my understanding is that two of them are heading home and they're okay but the one is not in great shape. what can you tell me? >> officially, all the
yesterday where a gentleman who was i believe initially a suspect in gina dejesus's disappearance and a private investigator indicated to us that this gentleman said he had pointed authorities in the direction of ariel castro back in like 2004. yet i don't know who the appropriate person to respond is but is that true and what was done with that if it is true? >> you want to address it, steve? >> just very quickly, we have obviously heard that same statement and with due diligence we have scrubbed our entire investigative file and have no reason to believe that he made the comments that he is purporting to the media. so just so i have it right, there was a conversation with him but you have no reason to believe that he made the statements to you that he made to us, is that correct? >> it's part of this long-term, joint task force investigation, he was interviewed at some point. and that's -- that must be what he is referring to when he said that he told us that. again, we have no information to believe based upon our investigative file that that's indeed correct. >> okay. thank yo
were held captive are under arrest. amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight disappeared. separately about a decade ago. they were discovered in a house south of downtown cleveland yesterday. they appeared to be in good health. a neighbor, charles ramsey, said he heard screaming and went to investigate. >> i look and i see this girl and she just going nuts on the door. what's your problem? are you stuck? just open the door. she says i can't. he got it locked. i look how he has it. enough to reach a hand out to grab the mail and close the door. naturally going to pry it open. that didn't work. we had to kick open the bottom. that door was aluminum and cheap. she climbed out with her daughter. she went to my house. we called 911. then when the police get here, she says there are three more girls up there. that's when gina dejesus and they brought two more girls out. >> you saw amanda berry? >> yeah. ain't that something. >> it's quite a story. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: fbi investigators worked through the night searching this cleveland home where three women wer
't know this. i just helped her out. >> you're correct. gina dejesus and a woman named michelle knight. you've been living next door to this house. had you known there were any people -- >> no. because i would have pulled this heroic stuff last year. >>gretchen: amazing. he said he had barbecues with this so-called man who lived there, ariel castro over the years and had no idea. the women disappeared, at least one of them, just a couple blocks away. we're going to have an aunt say they canvassed this neighborhood time and time again. of course these girls were probably in the basement at the time. there's reports that ariel castro was a former school bus driver, to add more scaryness to any parent watching. >>steve: amanda berry currently age 27. it looks like she disappeared when she was 16 years old. she had been working at the neighborhood burger king, part-time job. interestingly enough, a couple of months after she went missing, her cell phone was used to call her money. and then shortly after she was kidnapped, within the year, then gina dejesus also disappeared. she was a seven
developing news out of cleveland, ohio. gina dejesus, one of the women held captive in that dilapidated home, a few miles from where they were abducted, is expected to arrive home no her own family for the first time in ten years. by her own account, dejesus was on her way home in 2004 when a man in a van pulled up and offered her a ride, beginning ten years of torment. we expect the cleveland police department to repeat a summary of what the women told them. it is a nightmarish house of horrors, according to police. the women were bound if chains and ropes in separate rooms throughout their captivity. police sources also say that women have told them of repeated sexual and physical abuse as well as multiple pregnancies and miscarriages. just hours ago, amanda berry and her 6-year-old daughter were welcomed by cheers as she returned home for the first time of the home belonging to her sister, beth. a chaotic scene emerged as beth gave a short statement saying thank you for support and to ask for privacy. some neighbors claimed that police were called several times ov
right now. she's heading to the home of gina dejesus. she was reported missing when she was only 14 years old. now she's 23. that's her home. she's heading there. so are we right after this. ♪ [ female announcer ] from more efficient payments. ♪ to more efficient pick-ups. ♪ wireless is limitless. ♪ (announcenergy cycle... natural cats. they were born to play. to eat. then rest. to fuel the metabolic cycle they were born to have, purina one created new healthy metabolism wet and dry. with purina one and the right activity, we're turning feeding into a true nature experience. join us at purinaone.com [ female announcer ] from meeting customer needs... to meeting patient needs... ♪ wireless is limitless. >>> one of the three women held captive for a decade inside a cleveland, ohio, house is now back home. amanda berry, she reunited with her family in the last hour. another of those three women, gina dejesus, is also on her way home. poppy harlow is joining us on the phone. these are emotional arrivals. what do you know? >> incredibly emotional. i was outside this home where
together by police in cleveland, ohio. according to sources, amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight were found in a house near a residential area. michelle knight vanished in 2002. they were found later today when a man saw a woman, later identified as amanda bier ri. >> i heard screaming. i'm eating my mcdonalds. i come outside and i see this girl going nuts trying to get out of the house. so i go on the porch and she says help me gout out. i've been in here a long time. and she comes out with the little girl. and she says call 9-1-1, my name is amanda berry. >> and here is the call made to 9-1-1. >> help me, i'm amanda berry. >> do you need police, fire or ambulance. >> >> i need police. >> and what's going on there? >> i've been kidnapped and i've been missing for ten years. i'm here, i'm free now. >> okay. and want's your address? [bleep]. >> [bleep]. >> looks like you're calling me from [bleep]. >> i can't hear you. okay, stay there with those neighbors and talk to police when they get there. talk to the police when they get there. >> we're going to send them as soon as we get
disappeared then in april 2003 when she was 16. and gina dejesus vanished in april 2004 at the age of 14. all three reuniting with families tonight after their dramatic rescue unfolded yesterday. coming up, we're going to talk to one of those family members, who saw her niece for the first time in nine years. meanwhile, investigators are focusing on the owner of the home where the women were found. >> at this point i can confirm that we have no indications, any of the neighbors, bystanders, witnesses, or anyone else has ever called regarding any information regarding activity that occurred at that house on saymore avenue. >> which raises many questions like how did the women live in this home for nearly ten years without being noticed by anybody? one thing you can tell from that neighborhood, the houses are very close together. the people spend a lot time out on their porches and barbecuing, as neighbors have told us. so did the women ever try to escape before yesterday? what were their living conditions like? and how did the suspected kidnappers keep the women from escaping? we're going to b
's day. that's coming up next. ,,,,,, crowds greeting gina dejesu she's back home with family. days after police rescued h and two other women after ty >>> excitement and relief from crowds greeting gina dejesus. she is back home with family days after police rescued her and two other women after they spent almost 10 years in captivity inside a cleveland home. it has been a day of fast- moving developments in this story. cbs reporter ines ferre has new information on what went on inside what they are calling the house of horrors. >> reporter: cleveland prosecutors announced formal charges against accused kidnapper ariel castro. >> i just signed criminal complaints charging ariel castro with 4 counts of kidnappings and three counts of rape. >> reporter: castro will be arraigned in the morning for the kidnapping of amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight as well as berry's 6- year-old daughter. castro's two brothers will not be charged. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: neighbors cheered as gina dejesus arrived home today. she hid under a yellow hood as she entered her house for
american families with answered prayers. these are the faces of amanda berry and gina dejesus, abducted as teens. a third, michelle knight, vanished at the age of 20. and now, all three have been found alive after life inside this home. a flag on the porch. a crime scene inside. and on the right, there is the front door. that dark space where a stranger heard a cry for help and refused to turn away. tonight, we have new details about the women, the three brothers under arrest, and the heroes of this rescue, as breaking free, the escape in cleveland begins. and abc's david muir is there. david? >> reporter: diane, good evening. we are learning exclusive, new details about the dynamic inside that home among the women. we know two of them have left the hospital tonight, including amanda berry and her little girl. you can see the balloons here on the house waiting to welcome them home. and about that little girl, she's missing two front teeth. one on the top. one on the bottom. we've also learned that her mother was quietly homeschooling her inside that house. tonight, the balloons and flow
of gina dejesus and amanda berry. we have with us today special agent in charge steve anthony. he will be talking later. we have also searched -- been searching our records for public safety calls to four services at 22 2207 seymore regarding complaints of the occupants of the house. since last night we have learned the following. building housing does not have any records of permits or violations at that address. our records show that the cleveland fire department and emergency medical service have not been called to that address. at this time our records show that cleveland police have responded twice to that address. once in 2000 and another time in 2004, and will provide some details in regard to that. now as we move forward, we will provide updates as they become available, keeping in mind, as was stated, that this is an open investigation. again, we're thankful that ms. berry, ms. dejesus and ms. knight have been found and that they're alive and that we have offered our support to the families and to the three ladies as they move down the road to recovery. i do want to say,
. this is the picture of the crowds outside the home of gina dejesus, set to arrive home any minute now. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo joins from the newsroom. >> neighbors, friends and media waiting across the street from two homes, still waiting at gina dejesus' house but amman -- amanda berry arrived and it was pure joy. [ applause ] >> police escort amanda berry do her sister's house, balloons, and flowers piled on the porch, a giant sign rides "welcome home." the caravan pulls around back a helicopter catches the quick view of amanda running into the house carrying her daughter. her sister addressed the media. >> it is time that we request privacy so my sister can have time to recover. we appreciate all you have do to us throughout the past 10 years. >> she mentioned the six-year-old born to amanda during the 10 years she was missing, police say three brothers were holding amanda, gina dejesus and michelle knight captive. a police source tells abc7 news all three women became pregnant while being held by the brothers and there could have been as many five pregnancies. one of the women mis
are trying to piece together exactly what went on behind closed doors. the women, amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight are being reunited with their families and more relatives are anxiously awaiting their arrival home. >> just glad and happy and i told her i loved her and i missed her and i prayed for her and oh, my god. i mean, it is just so great. >> and while it's being called a miracle, doctors and therapists are quick to say the women have a long road ahead. first lady michelle obama discussed with chief ivillage correspondent, kelly wallace. >> these families are going to have to wrap their arms around these young women and make sure that they get all the help and support they need so they will go on and lead healthy, normal lives. >> meanwhile, the three brothers at the center of the investigation remain in police custody and charges could be filed as early as today. nbc's ron allen has the latest. >> reporter: the three brothers are ariel castro, 52, pedro, 54, and julio, 50. it's ariel that neighbors knew best as a school bus driver and gaye kids gave kids rides on his all
. the and then that's what gina --, that's what gina dejesus and they brought two more girls out. >> you saw amanda berry? >> ain't that something? martha: ain't that something. oh, my gosh. his store is incredible. he had barbecues at the home with the owner. never suspected that anything like this was going on. bill: story brings to mind a lot of other cases we have covered frankly over the years, high-profile kidnappings. and, various stories, that you know, they have dealt with hostage situations involving children over the years. june of 1991, 11-year-old jaycee dugard, kid 23457d, missing for eight teen years. finally freed in 2009. after giving birth to two of her abductor's children. sean hornbeck was found four years later along with another boy who also had been kidnapped. there is elizabeth smart, who was taken from her bedroom in atta at the age of 14. she was found nine months later, about 20 miles from her home in salt lake city utah. martha: unbelievable stories, all of these. we are very glad to be joined this morning by a man who knows this story all too well, ed smart. as bill sai
captive in their kidnapper's home. amanda barry, gina dejesus and knight disappeared between 2002 and 2004. police have spent years searching for them. their faces were all over the news. two of their cases even appeared on america's most wanted and now we know those missing women were right there all along in cleveland. apparently in the house you see in the cube behind me. police have now arrested three men. the castro brothers seen here. ages 50 to 54. one of them owns that house. folks in the area report they have called the police to that home over the years. one neighbor says he wants heard pounding from inside the house. another says her daughter once saw a naked woman crawling in the backyard. she says police didn't take her report seriously. another man says he heard screams in the street. i talked to him today. the man says he has known aerial castro for 22 years. said he never had any clue about what was happening in that home. >> always happy and smiled, so he had that perfect mask where he hid the monster very well. >> shepard: hid the monster very well. who else but a monster
police two women were continue side. gina dejesus and gina knight. >> they came out of the house after police approached. >> now under arrest former school bus driver aerial castro and his two brothers in their 50s. >> i'm sorry. damage was done by a member of the family. >> neighbors are stunned. >> i thought he was a nice guy. he was loving to kids in the neighborhood. and we never had suspicion autos the women are out of the hospital. police say they're doing well, police say they started to talk to the women but will move cautiously given the trauma they've faced. >> now, you just heard a clip from amanda berry's 911 call. >> it's so riveting we wanted to give you a longer version of the call. take a listen. >> help me. i'm amanda berry. >> do you need police, fire, or ambulance. >> what is going on there? >> i've been kidnapped and missing 10 years z i'm here, i'm free now! >> okay, stay there. we'll talk to police when you get there. >> okay. okay. i need them now before he gets back. >> who is the guy that went out? >> his name is aerial castro. >> how old is he? >> like 52. >>
was dumbfounded. >> away from the cameras, amanda berry, gina dejesus, and michelle knight, the three women trying to piece their shattered lives back together. >> this is a miracle. a very, very large miracle. and we're all excited. >> and in tennessee, amanda berry's grandmother got a very important phone call from the granddaughter she hasn't seen in years. >> hello? >> amanda. >> yeah, grandma. >> are you -- >> i'm fine. >> i'm glad to have you back. >> it's good to be back. >> i thought you were gone. >> nope, i'm here. >> and we're happy down here for you. >> thank you so much. i miss everybody and i love you guys so much. >> the little girl is your baby? >> yes, she's my daughter. born on christmas. >> we've got to get together soon. >> i know it. >> i love you, honey. thank god. >> i love you too. >> i've thought about you all this time. i never forgot you. >> a giant step in trying to close the door on this house of horrors. >> and cnn's martin salvidge joins me live now. there's so much information that's coming out. some of it being reported, some of it straight from the police. and the
birthday as she was walking home from her job at burger king. gina dejesus went missing a year later on her way home from school at the age of 14. michelle knight was 20 when she disappeared in 2002. the seymour street house is just miles from where they vanished. it was neighbor charles ramsey who first saw berry screaming for help as she struggled to get out the front door. >> we had to kick open the bottom. lucky that door was aluminum. that door was cheap. she climbed out with her daughter. she went to my house. we called 911. >> talk to the police when they get there. >> we're going to send them as soon as we get a car open. >> i need them now before he gets back. >> we're sending him, okay. >> reporter: police believe that was a reference to the homeowner aerial castro, 52, a former school bus driver who was arrested along with his two brothers. o'neill, 50, and pedro, 54. police found the two other missing women inside the house. sandra ruiz is the aunt of gina dejesus. >> those womans are so strong. what we do out here, what we've done in ten years is nothing compared to what those
astonishingly solved. >> michelle knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus all discovered. >> reporter: a neighbor heard a woman screaming for help. >> i look and i see this girl and she's going nuts on the door. we had to kick open the bottom. it was aluminum. she climbed out with her daughter. she went to my house. we called 911. >> hello, police, help me, i'm amanda berry. i've been kidnapped and i've been missing for ten years and i'm here, i'm free now. >> reporter: amanda berry vanished in 2003. she's now 27. inside they found gina dejesus missing since age 14 and michelle knight who disappeared in 2002 when she was 21. all being examined for possible abuse at a cleveland hospital. >> currently they're safe. we're in the process of evaluating their medical needs. they appear to be in fair condition at the moment. >> reporter: police say three hispanic brothers in their 50s are in custody as investigators now search the home for evidence. neighbors who knew one of the suspects, the home's owner say he was a normal guy. >> he's somebody you look and look away because he's not doing anything bu
were there were filed. the women, amanda berry on a right, gina dejesus on the left, and michele knight, this appears separate cases between 2002 and 2004. police say, that the victims are okay. the three women were in their teens when that went missing. officers from all the women inside the same home, along with a six year-old child. one of the victims manage to call 911. >> i go on the porch and a woman stated that she want me to help her get out. out wil as she stated that we should call on 911 because my name is amanda vebarry. >> three brothers are under arrest accused of holding these women hostage for nearly a decade. we will go live to the press conference as soon as it is available. >> now to the latest on the deadly alamo fire on the san mateo bridge. later this morning, the corner is expected to release the names old all of the women killed on saturday. there were nine passengers and saw the limo. still no word on what caused the fire, but investigators say, the limousine was overcrowded by one passenger though there is no indication that that was a factor in the fire. the
. three women have been found after ten years. >>> we want to talk about gina dejesus and amanda berry. we have a man in charge he will be talking later. we have been searching or records for service at 2207 say more as well as the occupants of the house. since last night we learned they do not have any records or permits or violations at that address and the records show the cleveland fire department has not been called to that address. at this time, police have responded twice to that address, once at one time and the director will provide details to that. now as we move forward we will provide updates as they become available as was stated and this is an open investigation. again we are thankful that miss berry, miss dejesus and miss knight has been found and that they are alive and we have offered our support to the families and to the three ladies as they move down the road to recovery. i do want to say, this was a traumatic experience for them. >> we are listening live, the may have cleveland and the police department are talking about that incredible story of those three women found
berry, kidnapped a day before her 17th brt day in 2003. gina dejesus, kidnapped in 2004, at the age of 14. michelle knight, kidnapped in 2002, age 20. all of them found not far from where the crime scenes from where they were taken. all found seemingly unhurt and now safe. a 6-year-old girl who apparently belongs to berry was also rescued. the house belongs to this man, 512-year-old ariel castro, who is in custody today along with his older brother, pedro, and younger brother o'neil. my cnn colleague martin savidge is following every new development, and i'm joined here in phoenix by hln's nancy grace. i want to start with you, marty, if i can. let's get right to the latest in what's going on. they had a news conference this morning, but are they really telling us the heart of what happened here? >> no, because there are so many questions. the fbi admit it, the fbi admits it, that they have a lot of the leads. they're glad that these young women have been found after all this time alive and well. how did it happen? how is it that they were targeted? how is it that they were kidnappe
... this is a google street view of the home in cleveland, oh where amanda berry, gina dejesus, and michelle knight were kept prisoner. this is the door that the girls and a neighbor kicked in so that they could escape. now, this home is along seymour avenue... if we zoom out... here's an overhead view of the house. and it's believed that all three girls were kidnapped from nearby loraine avenue.. which runs here... michelle knight was last seen august 22nd 2002 near the corner of west 116th and loraine... about 3 and half miles from the house on seymour. amanda berry disappeared a few month later on april 21st 2003. she was taken after leaving work at burger king here near west 110th and loraine. and gina dejesus disappeared a year later on april second 2004 after leaving her middle school near west 105th and loraine. all three disappearance occurred less than four miles away from where the women were kept prisoner. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> catherine: the woman who managed to get out of the house with the help of a neighbor called 9-1-1 on someone's cell phone. you can hea
police. >> we are happy this morning to announce that amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight have been found and are ahive. -- alive. they are happy and they is returned. their absence has plagued their families and community and law enforcement pans -- partners for years. we have several unanswered questions. why were they taken? how were they taken? how have they remain undetected it cleveland for this period of time? today, we have three suspects in custody. over the years, the cleveland police have worked closely with the northern ohio --. >> this is the news conference and that is cleveland mayor frank jackson talking about how many questions are unanswered they will have to investigate in the days to come. for now, we have learned the three women have been released from the hospital and cleveland police have identified two of the women as amanda berry and gina dejesus. the third woman is identified as michelle knight and it is believed they were all held captive in the same house. amanda developed in 2003 the day before her 17th birthday. and dejesus was missing a year later
. our poppy harlow has been talking to relatives of gina dejesus. what have they been telling you? >> reporter: hi, jake. we've been here at the dejesus family in cleveland all day. i had a chance through the morning to spend time with them and speak with the brother, the older brother of gina dejesus. his name is ricardo. i also spoke with sandra who is the aunt. the parents are with their daughter gina right now. they are not home but there have been family and friends pouring in all day. the aunt of 23-year-old gina dejesus. >> if you don't believe in miracles, i suggest you think again. because it does happen. >> reporter: a chance at life again after hell. >> for amanda's family, for gina's family, for michelle's family, prayers have finally been answered. the nightmare is over. >> georgina dejesus known as gina to family and friends disappeared nine years ago on her walk home from school. she was just 14 years old. gina's older brother, ricardo, saw the news on television with their father. >> we were in disbelief, crying, shaking, just happy. it's like a dream but i'm joyfu
in a house in cleveland. amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight have been missing for a decade. their families searched desperately for them. today they are reunites with their loved ones, tries to restart their lives. at this point three suspects are in custody. ariel castro, the owner of the house, and his two brothers. the alleged kidnappers reportedly raped the women, resulting in up to five pregnancies. so far they have not been charged. amanda berry was able to escape that house with her 6-year-old daughter and make a frantic police call to police. you can hear the terror in her voice when she made that call. >> 911. what's your emergency? >> help me. i'm amanda berry. >> do you need police, fire or ambulance? >> i need police. >> okay, and what's going on there? >> i've been kidnapped, and i've been missing for ten years, and i'm here. i'm free now. >> it looks like you're calling from 2310 seymour. >> i'm across the street. i'm using the phone. >> okay, stay there with those neighbors and talk to police when they get there. >> okay. hello? >> okay, talk to the police wh
restyled subaru forester. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. safe. amanda berry, gina dejesus and michele knight were found. amanda berry was seen leaving her job at burger team a decade ago. she's 27 years old. gina dejesus was 14 when she went missing after school in april, 2004. she's now 23 years old. and michelle knight was 21 when she went missing in august of 2002. today she's 32 years old. tonight, all three women are being checked by a local hospital and doctors say they are in fair condition. police will release more details at a press conference tomorrow morning. we're now going to listen to the 911 call amanda berry made when she escaped. she seemed very conscious in this call that her case was very well known. seems she probably had access to television or some media within that home where she was held. she tries to tell the 911 operator who she is, has been in the news ten years. it is an extraordinary call. listen to it now. >> 911. >> help me, i am amanda berry. >> you need police, fire or ambulance. >> i need police. >> and what's going on there? >> i have bee
for the victims. >> my family has known gina dejesus' family for as long as we have been in cleveland. it's truly emotional. truly unbelievable that so many people who knew these brothers were fooled. their own children cannot come to grips right now with how this has all transpired. our family is trying to come to grips with how in all happened and how this was kept quiet for so long. >> shepard: it is incredible. cops report they have now completed their such of the suspect's home. rick leventhal is live there tonight. there is word of a second search at another house nearby. >> right, shepard. inside the yellow house right behind us investigators finished their search of castro's home. that crime scene has been cleared. they obtained another search warrant today based on information gleaned from the investigation. apparently after interviewing aerial castro who they say waived his miranda rights and has been cooperating and confessed to his crimes. the fbi's evidence response team has been here for a few hours in protective suits and boots along with county police canine teams. they brought sh
. it was the day before her 17th birthday. a year later, gina dejesus was just 14 years old when she disappeared walking home from middle school. the teens were the focus of an intense search. cleveland's police chief says three brothers have been arrested. >> they're being held in the city jail awaiting charges. >> reporter: family and friends say they never gave up hope and now their prayers have been answered. >> it's a miracle and everybody's happy. i'm really happy for the families. >> reporter: officials have scheduled a news conference to release more details. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> thanks to brandi. what an incredible story. >> unbelievable story. and as the details get more and more clear, it's just going to get more and more unbelievable. there's a real hero in this story. his name is charles ramsey. he's the neighbor who found the woman in distress let's hear what he had to say. >> did you know it was them, sir? >> i didn't. i didn't know. >> how did you figure it out? >> i didn't figure anything out. when that girl said her last name was berry, there was nothing to fi
it was gina dejesus who went missing he gave money to try and find her. he actually helped and went out on the streets to try to locate her. he is stunned that any of his family could have been involved in her disappearance. >> martin savidge. cnn's brooke baldwin is also in cleveland right now and spoke to a band mate of the suspect, ariel castro. how did that go? >> reporter: yeah, wolf. i talked to a man named tito dejesus and asked when you hear the last name dejesus might he have been related to gina. he said perhaps loosely but not that he knew of. he has been in contact with the family. obviously they are absolutely elated. what was unique about this interview is because he provides this very unique perspective because he has been inside of this home here on seymour avenue. he actually played many gigs with ariel castro. they were in a band together for a number of years so he talked to me a little bit about that. i asked him what the heck was ariel castro like? i want to play this part of the interview in which i asked him about that and also asked him just a couple years ago wh
. gina dejesus. ariel's daughter appeared in this ep seed of the most wanted and said she was the last to see gina alive. my mom said, no, i can't go over her find. so i told her i couldn't. she said, well, okay, i'll talk to you later and she slumped. >>p college student wrote the d student's disappearance in 2004. pedro castro was near the sne s. he told reporters the search was quote a waste of money. >>> amanda berry's 6-year-old child wassals taken from the home. authorities say the victims were repeatedly rained and cleveland station wkyc reports as many as five pregnancy os kurd among the women during their time in captivity. >>> mark sanford the former south carolina governor predicts 54% of the vote in a congressional election defeating elizabeth colbert busch. he held that same seat in 2005 to 2001. sanford's political career ended after an extra marital affair with an argentinian woman came to life. the two are now engaejd. >>> on wall street the dow jones industrial average made history on tuesday t. dow rallied 87 points yesterday to close above 15,000 for the first time i
arrived, a decade of imprisonment for amanda berry, gina dejesus an michelle knight is over. >> she said i'm not the only one. they went up there, 15 or 20 seconds they were coming out with gina and that other girl. i said, oh, my good. >> reporter: the women disappeared a few years from each other. berry in 2003 in from burger king, knight in 2002. >> thankfully due to amanda's brave actions these three women are alive today. >> while in ap tifty berry gave birth to a daughter now age six. all are out of the hospital and are starting their recovery in a see cure location. arrested are ariel castro, the owner of the home and a former school bus driver along with his two brothers. as the investigation continues, police want to know what if any connections the castro family had with the families of the victim. meanwhile the spontaneous celebrations that erupted monday night when news broke that the women had been rescued are continuing throughout the community today. >> if you don't believe in miracl miracles, i suggest you think again. >> all of the prayers going out from the communi
for her. and gina dejesus mother never gave up looking for her. that family would have a vigil every year. i'm absolutely ecstatic these girls are alive. >> i've been reading a lot of the details about the disappearance of amanda berry, last seen after finishing her shift at a burger king. about a week after she disappeared, her mother received a call from a man saying he had married amanda when the mother asked -- she would be able to see amanda in a few days. when the mother asked to speak to ramanda, the caller hung up. that call was traced to amanda's cell phone. then there were no more leads in the case. we don't know if that man was the suspect holding her and in the house with her all this time. how is it, john -- obviously there's a lot of questions and answers we'll be getting in the days and weeks ahead. how often is it that abducted kids are found so close to where they first disappeared? >> well, you know, this has happened a few times before. jc dugard was kept in the backyard for 18 years. she's coming here to give her her courage award tomorrow at the national center for mi
were gina dejesus who disappeared in 2004 at just 14 and michele knight missing since 2002. for more than a decade police searched for them but turned up nothing. >> for amanda's family, for gina's family, for michele's family, prayers have finally been answered. the nightmare is over. >> reporter: family and friends rushed to the hospital. robert osorio is dejesus' cousin. >> she asked me like, is that robert? gave me the biggest hug. she was the same old gina, upbeat. just wanting to hang out with her friends and family. that's what gina was about, friends and family. >> reporter: for berry's family there is one more now. a 6-year-old police say is berry's daughter born while her mother was held captive. >> she'll be welcomed in the home just like amanda will. we've been waiting for them both, evidently. >> reporter: police today called that little girl's mother a hero for her daring escape, while the families who never gave up hope get ready to finally welcome the three now grown women home. >> the not knowing is what kills you, but in the last few years, elizabeth smart, jaycee d
berry on the right, gina dejesus, and me she'll night disappeared in michelle night disappeared in separate cases, all in their teens. >> officers found the women inside the home along with a 6-year-old child. one of the victims managed to call 911. >> help me. i'm amanda berry. >> you need police, fire, or ambulance. >> i need police. i've been missing if are ten years, and i'm here, i'm free now. >> talk to the police when they get there. >> okay. are they on their way right now? >> we need them now. >> we need them now before he gets back. >> police have arrested three people. no word yet on the the charges. >>> new tonight at 11:00, the young boston bombing victim from martinez, aaron hearn returned to school just in time to celebrate his 12th birthday. arrow needs to go several weeks of physical therapy before he can regain full use of his legs. >> and let's take a look at future cast 4 because we saw some lightning strikes, some pop up thunderstorms earlier this evening. it looks like we could continue with unsettling weather waking up tomorrow morning. >> you can see some
before she was 17. and gina dejesus was 14 when she disappeared and were held captives until they heard berry begging for help and the neighbor helped her escaped and they called police together. >> on the door. we can't get in that way because the door has so much you cannot fit. we kicked the bottom. she comes out with the little girl and says call 9-1-1. my name is amanda berry. help me. i am amanda berry i have been kidnapped and missing for 10 years. i am here. i am free. >> the women are being checked at the 4079. they are in "fair" condition. this is a photo of amanda berry. you can hear how jubilant the town and the family of women never gave up hope. we expect to learn more in less than two hours, federal and cleveland authorities have scheduled a news conference for 6:00 a.m. >> it is 4:35. the file plans to bring in dog teams to aid in the investigation into the fatal stabbing of an 8-year-old girl in calaveras county. teams will continue to search two reservoirs near the home of leila fowler. a murder weapon has not been found but authorities say test results on existing evi
and freed the other two, michelle knight and gina dejesus, who vanished in 2004 while walking home from school. >> to find these three girls recovering well is really -- it just makes the police department -- it just gives us a boost. it really, really does. >> police have arrested three brothers including the 52-year- old owner of the house where the women were held. the women were hospitalized for one night and then released. this fellow from the hospital shows -- photo from the hospital shows amanda with her daughter who was born during her time in captivity. >> we will be back with more after the break. >> also some disturbing statistics about motherhood and the birth of children around the world. stay with us for more. >> welcome back. the time to help is now -- those were the words of somalia's president at a conference in london on tuesday. international donors at the meeting have pledged almost 230 million euros to help rebuild somalia. >> the east african nation is widely regarded as a failed state. it has endured decades of civil war after its dictator was overthrown in 1991.
of three women. all were found alive on monday. amanda barry, gina dejesus and michelle knight all disappeared on separate occasions. and neighbor herd their scream. police swiftly moved in after a frantic 911 call from the victim. >> ive been kidnapped and i've been missing for ten years and i'm here. i'm free now. >> reporter: the three women were examed at a local hospital and released. police say they believe the young child amanda barry brought with her out of the house is her daughter. police have arrested the homeowner, arrange ril castro and his brothers paid row and oh oh -- o'neil. one they're neighbor recalled strange activity on the property. >> we seen a naked lady in the backyard and we didn't know nothing about it. so we said something to her, he told her to get down and we said something to him. he told her to get in the house and he ran behind the cars and got in the house. >> neighbors have still gather heard taking a look and looking for answer. at the same time investigators are trying to piece all of this together saying they'll need to continue to talk to the
, gina dejesus and michelle knight for a decade. >> i said someday and marks will come home and somebody will be there to give her a big hug. that is today. >> there is shock and disbelief from the castro family. >> awful us, there was no indication of what was transpiring there. >> reporter: accused of kidnapping the three women a decade ago and holding them inside this cleveland home. ariel, the owner of the home, is described as a loving family man and musician. his daughter was friends with victim gina dejesus and ariel helped search for the then 14-year-old in 2004. >> he fooled our family. he fooled the community. he fooled his own children. >> reporter: investigators worked late into the night, resuming their work this morning. cleveland police are launching an internal review to learn if anything was missed and how the women went undetected for so long in this populated community. kidnapping and rape charges are expected to be filed by early this evening. interviews with these three women have begun in earnest and details of their abduction are coming to life. >> thank you very m
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